Celebrity Life is Celebrity's enrichment and activities program for day and evening fun onboard. Activities mostly follow cruise ship standards (art auctions, bad hair day seminars, cooking demos, wine tastings, bingo and ballroom dance lessons). Some of the more unique (and entertaining) options are interactive events with officers and passengers, including Ping-Pong or water volleyball tournaments, silly game shows and an uproarious Dancing with the Officers "dance" (or is that physical comedy?) contest.
Celebrity's nightly theatrical performances, ranging from Broadway compilations to piano concertos, take place in the lovely three-deck Celebrity Theater and are generally well regarded. Shows include typical Vegas-style song-and-dance revues, alongside performances given by visiting comedians and musical outfits.
Constellation, the forward-facing lounge at the top of the ship, is surrounded with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides. It's used during the day as an observation station and for various activities. At night, it's turned into a dance club. Across the hall, an arcade is available to gamers young and old.
Deck 4 is also something of an entertainment hub. The Rendezvous Lounge, lined with windows opening onto the promenade, features dancing and art auctions. The Martini Bar and Crush, complete with ice-topped bar and juggling bartenders, make great pre-dinner cocktail spots.
Fortunes Casino, located midship, has an odd Egyptian theme for an otherwise sophisticated ship. You can lose, or possibly win, money at slots, poker, blackjack, craps, Texas Hold'em and roulette.
Michael's Club is stocked with more than 60 generic, international and craft beers, along with high-end Scotch and whiskey. It serves as the VIP lounge during the day and opens at 7 p.m., often with a jazz trio or other small musical group performing.
Up one deck is Cellar Masters, a wine bar and tasting venue with Enomatic vino-dispensing machines, a long table for wine education events and comfy chairs for killing time until your dinner table is ready. Taste wine on your own at any time or during a scheduled wine tasting led by a sommelier; unlike most other bars on the ship, this one carries nothing but wine (no soda, cocktails or beer).
Shore excursions on our fjords cruise focused heavily on sightseeing tours by bus or boat, with the occasional active offering, such as a hike or kayak trip. Popular tours had several departures, and only a few actually sold out early. In general, prices were significantly higher than the same excursions booked independently.